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A Creative Journey

A creative journey has been launched within the London Irish community. Our aim is to explore the initial journey of migrants from Ireland to London, from door to door. We invite people across all generations who identify with this transition, at any point in their journey or life here in London, to take part in the wide range of activities and events that transpire throughout the project.

Help us tell your story.

Collecting

We collect stories in lots of different ways: written, spoken, sung, drawn, video recorded, on the street and over a cup of tea in our Living Room. We think the story of the Irish in London is one worth documenting.

Sharing

Every story is different and, whether yours is funny, absurd, heartbreaking or just quietly interesting, we want to hear it. If you decide you'd like to share your story as part of the project here's how you can.

Building

The Door to Door project is an open, safe and inclusive environment to exchange and to discover new interests and talents. We hope our workshops can provide the opportunity to build networks and bonds within the community.

Get Involved

Workshops

Our aim is to give everyone a chance to share their journey. We've run workshops to help bring out your inner storyteller (or actor or dancer or sound artist). The focus is on encouraging and exploring different ways of telling stories, through sound, visuals, or even creating a totally new story inspired by your own experiences. All our upcoming opportunities will be included in the Mind Yourself newsletter and listed on the front page of this website. You can always contact us if you want to know more or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

You can also take part


Volunteers

Ciara Flanagan

Ciara relocated to London in March 2013. Originally from Dublin she has found work in homeless support here in the city. She is particularly interested in changing ideas of identity among Irish migrants and the need for more alternative and inclusive spaces within the community.

Bairbre Meade

Bairbre has worked in a variety of roles in theatre since completing an M.Litt in Dramaturgy in 2007. She is currently working at the Theatres Trust, writing a children's book and volunteers for Mind Yourself in her spare time.

Clare McKenna

An actor and director by trade. Clare was volunteering with Mind Yourself when she came up with the Door to Door idea, and has since been involved in it with the rest of the gang.

Stephen Ryan

Stephen moved to London for the third time just over three years ago. As well as volunteering on outreach projects with Mind Yourself, he works as an arts manager supporting the education of young musicians.

Fiona Chambers

Fiona is an artist from Ballyclare, Northern Ireland. She studied in Dublin before moving to London in 2010 to undertake an MA in Fine Art. She lives and works in Paddington.

Éabhall Ní Cheallacháin

Éabhall is from Co. Cork and has been based in London since 2011. She has been volunteering for Mind Yourself since 2012 on projects such as the Time Bank, Door to Door and the Irish Community Group in EC1.

Rob Costello

Rob is a web designer and musician from Dublin, now based in Paddington.